Studio Daniel Libeskind

London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre

London, United Kingdom


Graduate Centre
166-220 Holloway Road
London, United Kingdom

Building size

10,000 sq.ft

Structural Engineer

Cadogan Tietz

Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineer

WSP Group




Completion Date


Project Brief

The 10,000 sq. ft. Graduate Student Centre for the London Metropolitan University is a building dedicated to the growing and diverse graduate population. Opened in March of 2004, the Centre serves not only as a facility to enhance the staff and student experience, but acts as a major gateway to the University on Holloway Road.

The Centre is composed of three intersecting volumes with a distinctive presence on the street and unique interior spaces. The building is clad entirely with embossed stainless steel panels, creating a shining and ever-changing surface. Windows are conceived as large geometrical cuts, providing accentuated natural light for the café, galleries and seminars. 


2005 - Building of the Year Award - Royal Fine Arts Commission Trust - Jeu D’ Esprit, 2004 - RIBA Award